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Explore Vienna behind the scenes

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 14 reviews.Vienna, Austria

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Experience hosted by Sagi

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Experience the beauty of Vienna behind the scenes with local tour guides and expert storytellers! Explore central yet hidden treasures in the old city as well as an authentic cellar three floors below ground!

In Vienna, beauty is visible almost anywhere you go. The true secrets and stories, however, can be found between the hidden lanes and passages of the city. In this tour, you will get to visit the quiet courtyards, romantic squares, and those passages you may have gone by many times but never knew were there! The tour also includes an exclusive visit underground, to see a part of the city known only to few.

The tour will begin in Freyung, a neighbourhood known for its private palaces of Vienna's aristocratic families. We will then go through the courtyard of an ancient monastery into a hidden part of Vienna that only few have access to. We will then explore some of these private palaces, hidden courtyards, a historic cafe and important squares.

In the tour, you will hear stories from one of our experienced and certified guides- Wolfgang, Tatjana, Kathi or Christine, all fantastic storytellers and Vienna enthusiasts. After the tour, you will be probably shocked that 2 hours have passed by so fast. You will be able to see Vienna in a different way and will begin to truly explore the city and its hidden gems afterwards. Join our tour and become a Secret Vienna explorer!
Experience the beauty of Vienna behind the scenes with local tour guides and expert storytellers! Explore central yet hidden treasures in the old city as well as an authentic cellar three floors below ground!

In Vienna, beauty is visible almost anywhere you go. The true secrets and stories, however, can be found between the hidden lanes and passages of the city. In this tour, you will get to visit the quiet courtyards, romantic square…

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Meet your host, Sagi

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Nice to meet you! Exploring Vienna and its Secrets has always been my greatest passion. Our work as Secret Vienna explorers started in 2016 when we published a daily blog about the city. As our community in Vienna grew, we decided to transform the stories and secrets we uncovered into exciting tours in Vienna. Together with Wolfgang, Tatjana, Kathi, Chirstine & Co we take you on unique tours behind the scenes. We are living history and are collectors of books, artefacts or other historic objects. For us, showing you Vienna, both its highlights and its Secrets is the greatest mission of all. We are super excited to meet you and ensure you will have an unforgettable experience in our beloved city!
Nice to meet you! Exploring Vienna and its Secrets has always been my greatest passion. Our work as Secret Vienna explorers started in 2016 when we published a daily blog about the city. As our community in Vienna grew, we decided to transform the stories and secrets we uncovered into exciting tours in Vienna. Together with Wolfgang, Tatjana, Kathi, Chirstine & Co we take you on unique tours behind the scenes. We are living history and are collectors of books, artefacts or other historic object…
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Where you'll be

The tour will begin in Freyung, near the ancient Monastery Schottenstift. After telling you about the ancient history and development of the city, our guide will take you through a hidden courtyard into a private shop where we will go underground to the secret cellars.
After an exciting and exclusive visit underground, we will explore private palaces, hidden alleyways and courtyards and beautiful squares with fascinating stories!

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 14 reviews.

Amy
February 2020
Wolfgang was fantastic, and you can tell how much he enjoys giving these tours! He snuck us into a palais, and shared some personal connections to the places too, which was fascinating. The tour is away from the usual tourist spots and route, so not for those looking for the basic history / whistlestop tour of central Vienna. But we had a great time and having seen all of that stuff already, found it refreshing to do something slightly different, learn some secrets and a new side of Vienna!
Wolfgang was fantastic, and you can tell how much he enjoys giving these tours! He snuck us into a palais, and shared some personal connections to the places too, which was fascina…
Florence
January 2020
Visite très enrichissante pour comprendre et sentir le mode de vie des viennois au cours des siècles. Visite de lieux inattendus que nous n’aurions pas découverts par nous-mêmes ! A conseiller !
Gem
December 2019
Tatiana was a phenomenal tour guide. She was thoughtful and thought provoking. Incredibly knowledgeable about Vienna and it's diverse history. Would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to go beyond the usual tourist spots.
Natalia
August 2019
Невероятно интересная и необычная прогулка по задним улочкам Вены! Впечатление было что с удовольствием пошли бы с организаторами и на другие тематические прогулки! Супер! Спасибо!
Yuri
August 2019
We had a great time! Our guide was Tatyana and she was charming and knowledgeable. We visited some places, that we wouldn't be allowed otherwise, we learned things that gave us a new look at Vienna. The only downside was that the tour ended so suddenly. We could've listened more and more!
We had a great time! Our guide was Tatyana and she was charming and knowledgeable. We visited some places, that we wouldn't be allowed otherwise, we learned things that gave us a n…
Jannette
July 2019
Four of us joined the walking history tour today hosted by Wolfgang. It was the most interesting, friendly humorous and educational tour Wolfgang was an exceptional warm, engaging and interesting man who is so passionate about the history of Vienna. I highly recommend this tour it was such fun and we came away full of new knowledge!
Four of us joined the walking history tour today hosted by Wolfgang. It was the most interesting, friendly humorous and educational tour Wolfgang was an exceptional warm, engagi…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

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What to bring

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